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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. London Rudeboy

    London Rudeboy Well-Known Member

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  2. Kingstonian

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    You youngster! I do not remember exactly what road it was in but I ventured into the nearest pub to it with my brother and sister in law to be. When I mentioned this to my father he told me it was a gay pub. Thinking back there were few women in there; but gay pubs did not have big rainbow signs outside in those days. My father was an old fashioned Irishman who spent five minutes in barbers reading a copy of Gay News before the penny dropped. He had worked in the area so somebody must have tipped him off.
     
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    I got in the Champion with a couple of mates one night, They did not know it was a Gay pub, By the second pint one said is this a Poofs pub fcuking hilarious. :D: :D, The pub has changed its name these days.
     
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  5. London Rudeboy

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    What a giggle! In the early 80s I regularly drank, on Sunday evenings, in the gay pub on the corner of St. Martin's Lane and the cut through between the book shops and theatre that emits onto Charing X Rd. The Marquis of something I think it was called. I'd been going there for a good while with 2 or 3 mates, when one evening in about 84, my mate Tony, a huge fella, newspaper journalist, turns to me and says, "you know this is a queer pub,right?" Me: "eer no, I didn't know that" Tony: "and James, you know I'm gay don't you?" Me: "well, I do now, and it's your round"

    Hilarity ensued! Because all the others in our group knew it was a gay pub and that Tony was gay...so the laughs were on me!
     
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  6. London Rudeboy

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    I still laugh out loud when I hear East Enders cheering on their team, West Ham, with the chant "Come on you Irons"
    As I'm sure you know in cockney rhyming slang: Iron (h)'oof = poof. Perhaps why "Come on you 'ammers" is a more popular chant [​IMG]

    Rather ironic that the cockney team numero uno has a chant like that!
     
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  7. Lasttye

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    Each year their is a Skinhead Doo in Birmingham called Scorcher it attracts smart skinheads from all over Europe, But also at the same time and once across the street is a Gay skinhead doo, Funny as fcuk. :D

    When you think back in the 60s Skinheads went Queer bashing, And now you have gay skinheads.. is that ironic or what ,:D
     
  8. stilts121

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    Interesting. Makes sense.

    As a huge fan of Iron Maiden, the "UP THE IRONS!" exclamation takes on a whole new meaning.
     
  9. el norte

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    Cheers for that, will look out for it. I read King's 'Hoolifan' book a few years ago which was a good read from what I can remember.[​IMG]
     
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    That definitely makes sense. The older lads apparently wore Wrangler mainly around 69-71 in Cumbria/N. Lancs?

    Don't know if anyone has seen these but here's a couple of short news clips from 1970 which may be of interest:

    http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/1970/05/25/FS250570092/?s=skinhead&st=0&pn=3&sortBy=date

    http://www.itnsource.com/shotlist//ITN/1970/05/03/FS030570059/?s=skinhead&st=0&pn=3&sortBy=date
     
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    lol I don't take them serious, nor do I look at them as skinheads(I don't get how it would go hand in hand either way).
    This does bring a question in mind since I don't think its been asked(for the Originals): What would of been your reaction if there was Gay/Lesbian skinheads back in your day? I'm guessing you would of "welcome them OUT" of skinhead but thought it would be interesting to hear your responses.
     
  12. Ikouja

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    I have a question about "Jungle Geens" I found a pair online in my usual size in Denim, but not sure how they fit. Did Jungle Greens fit baggy or around true to size? I know it may be awhile back to remember :D
     
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    Thank god this years 'Scorcher' moved to a different venue, i.e. the Irish centre.

    Is that why it moved? Maybe?

    That 'boots n braces' event that was held very close to 'scorchers' old Clobs club venue, was a piss take.
    Gives Birmingham a bad name to outsiders.
    I have nothing against that community, but they dress up just for the sake of it. In a sort of comedy 'Russ Abbot' style.
    I think some of them gentlemen even have hankerchiefs tied on their heads like Mr Grumble off 'Monty Python'.
    And I shudder to think what tunes they play in there.

    Avoid [​IMG]
     
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    Iam wearing a pair of American issue, Jungle Greens, OG 107 60s Issue, The same as i wore in 68, back then you could get them in any Army Surplus shops in London, now hard to get hold of, in the UK.

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  15. soundsnpressure

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    I've never really liked Jungle Greens, but that pair look sound.
    I hate the new 'modern' European shiny green equivalents. Stiff as a board too, with crap pockets.

    Nice Mikkel Rude shirt to the right too.(Deano [​IMG] )
     
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  16. sivanpunk

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    Roy, what kind of jeans and boots is the fella on the right wearing? (Your left)
     
  17. Ikouja

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    Nice Lasttye! Those are the same type I've found online, for only 12USD, they look nice in my opinion.
     
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  18. Man-of-Mystery

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    Well, I knew one girl who was fairly openly gay and one bloke who 'came out' about a decade later, but apart from that it was unheard of.

    While I was running Yell a bloke from Gay Times approached me to say that he knew a fair number of blokes who were 'in the closet', which I guess is something you didn't talk about in those days.

    Roy,have often wished I could pick up a pair of greens. There are plenty of combat strides around, but none without pockets on the leg. However, as I don't currently own a pair of DMs it would probably be pointless looking for a pair of greens.
     
  19. London Rudeboy

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    I regret handing in my OGs when I left the RAF Regt in 82. As regards size, they fit like normal trousers actually, often a bit on the snug side though. DPM camo on the other hand was a much heavier material and needed to be much looser for its purpose, out in the field. You see, OGs were our daily uniform. But on exercise you wore DPM. Here's a few likely lads in 1981 on 58 Sqn, that's how we wore OGs:[​IMG]
     
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  20. Lasttye

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    The problem with British OGs and Lightweights they have the thigh pocket, The American issue OG Sateen had no thigh pocket and was a more walking out trouser. which suited us in the 60s.
     

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